China criticises closer US defence ties with Singapore

BEIJING: China on Tuesday criticised enhanced US defence ties with Singapore that include the deployment of US Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to the Southeast Asian city state. A stronger US military presence does...

Russia says it hit Islamic State with submarine-launched missile for first time

MOSCOW: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia had for the first time struck Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles fired from a submarine in the Mediterranean. "The targets were...

White House thumps Trump over Muslim comments

WASHINGTON: The White House angrily challenged Republicans to denounce their party s presidential frontrunner Donald Trump Tuesday, claiming his "toxic" plan to ban Muslims from entering the country should disqualify him from office. Painting...

Trump comments on Muslims ‘simply wrong’: British govt

LONDON: The British government condemned comments by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump as "wrong" on Tuesday, after the Republican frontrunner said Muslims should be barred from entering the United States. British Prime Minister David...

Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims entering United States

WASHINGTON: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to last week’s shooting spree by two...

Six Afghan migrant children drown off Turkey: reports

ISTANBUL: At least six children died on Tuesday when a boat carrying Afghan migrants sank in Turkish waters while on its way to Greece, local media reported. The Turkish coastguard recovered the bodies of...

Muslim Americans urge Trump to stop accusations

JERSEY CITY: Muslim Americans are pleading with Donald Trump to stop encouraging violence in demanding a "complete" halt to Muslim immigration after a New York shopkeeper was beaten in a possible hate crime. Republican...

India’s foreign minister leaves for Islamabad

NEW DELHI: India's foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, Tuesday left for two-day visit to Pakistan, where she would attend Heart of Asia-Istanbul process conference in Islamabad. The Indian foreign minister would also call on Prime...

Turkey detains alleged supporters of Erdogan foe in police force

ISTANBUL: Turkish police detained 18 people including senior police officers on Tuesday, in an investigation of alleged supporters within the police force of President Tayyip Erdogan's foe, Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, state-run Anadolu Agency...

Iran tested missile, breaching UN council resolutions

WASHINGTON: Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile last month in a breach of two United Nation Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, two United States (UN) officials said on Monday. The officials, both speaking on...

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